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In the event of the proclamation of a local emergency as herein provided, or the proclamation of a state of disaster by the governor or the director of the California disaster office, or in the event of a war caused state of extreme emergency, the chairman, as the emergency services director of the Tulare operational area, is hereby empowered to perform the following acts:
A. Make and issue rules and regulations on matters reasonably related to the protection of life and property as affected by such disaster; provided, however, that such rules and regulations must be confirmed at the earliest practicable time by the emergency council.
B. Subject to the approval of the city council, to obtain vital supplies, equipment and such other properties found lacking and needed for the protection of life and property of the people, and to bind the city for the fair value thereof and, if required, to commandeer the same immediately for public use.
C. Require emergency services of any city officer or employee, and in the event of the proclamation of a state of disaster or extreme emergency by the governor in the region in which the city is located, to commandeer the aid of as many citizens as he thinks necessary in the execution of his duties. Such persons shall be entitled to all privileges, benefits and immunities which are provided by state law for registered civil defense and disaster volunteer workers.
D. Requisition any necessary equipment or materials from any city department or agency.
E. Execute all of the special powers conferred upon him by this chapter or by resolution adopted pursuant thereto, all powers conferred upon him by any statute, by any agreement approved by city council, or by any other lawful authority. (Ord. 987 § A, 10-6-1970)